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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Phone Number: 800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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Manhattan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The first cog railroad every built. Interesting museums at both the base and the summit and spectacular views of the White Mountains and interesting how the terrain and climate changes as you approach the summit home of "The Worst Weather in the World"

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This is very different from your average train ride. Before we started the ride the weather at the base of the mountain was mild. The billowing steam coming from the train swirled in and all around the train like a smoky monster. Pushing up the almost vertical mountain was so exciting, if you stood up on your feet on the... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We paid for a 1:00 reservation but actually did not leave until 2:30. There is an issue with dependability. The visibility was clear at 1:00 but became cloudy by 2:30. Still a nice train ride. It is much colder at the summit. There is quite a bit of smoke and ash that blows in the open window in front of... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the cog railway. We arrived earlier than we expected and were able to get an earlier train. Our guide was informative and fun. We were lucky with the weather - very cold but clear. The scenery was spectacular. Definitely a great experience !

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Brasilia, DF
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The ride up Mount Washington by train is very enjoyable. Once there, the view is really beautiful, except on misty days (get info first). I was unfortunate to get a boring guide (don't remember his name). I was also unlucky to go on a day when the train had problems going down, so we had to wait a LONG TIME... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A very enjoyable ride on the cog railway, despite the snow! We were only allowed to go on the half way journey as the weather was closing in, but the scenery was spectacular, when we could see it! The conductor/guide was very knowledgable, and added to our enjoyment of the experience. The shop and cafe were pleasant and served their... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It started with driving through the scenic mountains to get to the depot. The train is so unusual. It goes straight up the high incline. To be so vertical it had to be specially designed . It is not like any other train or ride. You could look straight down into the valley. The train was so vertical, it was... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really fun! I am slightly afraid of heights but I was fine on this. And, I was afraid we would go back down the mountain backwards, but they switch the seats so you are always facing forwards. Really beautiful views!

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South Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived there early one morning in October for a trip up Mt Washington on the cog railway. The day was perfect sunshine and a blue sky. We caught the first trip up at 8.00am. This is the only steam trip up, all the rest are diesel. Trip up takes about 45 minutes with some great views the higher the... More 

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Rye Brook, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting experience on the Cog Railway this Thanksgiving. In the winter, the train only goes about half way up the mountain. The whole round-trip takes about an hour. The day we went was cold and snowy. The train itself was interesting. When we got up the mountain and got out we were surprised to find that there was no platform... More 

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